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Bonfire Euphorbia

An unusual, award-winning perennial
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Bonfire Euphorbia

An unusual, award-winning perennial
One look at Bonfire Euphorbia, and you'll see exactly how it got its name. This perennial emerges as a rounded green mound—almost shrub-like—that rapidly transforms to purple, red, and orange. In the fall, its grouped flower clusters turn ruby red, making it truly look like an autumn bonfire! This unusual perennial is an award winner, too. It won Colorado State University's "Top Performer" award in 2008 and 2009. As an added bonus, rabbits will keep away. The sap is irritating to rabbits and humans alike, so be sure to use gloves when handling this perennial.
  • Zone 5-9
  • Height 16 - 18 inches
  • Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As NO. 1 BAREROOT
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  • Botanical Name:

    Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire' PP 18,585

  • Height: 16 - 18 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 24 - 36 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Type: Succulent leaves that open green, then turn a deep red or burgandy. Leaves are red all summer long.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Form: 1-2 " glowing chartreuse-gold flowers forming bracts that make the flowers appear larger.
  • Planting Instructions: Dig a hole big enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Firm soild and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast once established which takes 4-6 weeks.
  • Pruning: If stems start to flop over in late summer, cut the plants back. Be sure to use gloves when handling this plant as the sap may be irritating to the skin. late summer, divide every 3-4 years as needed
  • Additional Information: Compact, showy. Flowers last several weeks. Rabbit resistant.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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